We have carried out public-interest acivities such as
"Environmental Protection" "Tree Planting" and
"Conservation of Biodiversity" as a pillar with thehope of making
21st Century a century of water and plants.

Activities of Aeon Environmental Foundation

Tree Planting Activities in Japan

Tree Planting Activities

We plant trees together with volunteers from all over the world with the aim of regenerating forests that have been destroyed due to natural disasters or logging, restoring disaster-resistant forests, and contributing to the prevention of global warming.

Operation to Support Environmental Conservation Activitie

Operation to Support Environmental Conservation Activitie

We provide subsidies to non-profit organizations that are emplementing various environmental activities around the world.

The MIDORI Prize

The MIDORI Prize

With the aim of promoting the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, we have established two awards in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, that recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding environmental conservation activities.

Promotion of Environmental Education

Environmental Education

We are working on environmental education with the aim of raising interest in the environment and developing individuals who can take on a globally active role in the environmental field in the future.

Partner Programs

Partner Programs

We cooperate with a variety of stakeholders, including international organizations, governments, universities and researchers around the world, to conduct environmental activities that use cutting-edge science and technology.

Commemorative Lecture, International conference and Symposium

Commemorative Lectures, International Conferences and Symposiums

We hold Commemorative Lectures and support International Conferences and Symposiums that aim maintenance of the global environment.

You can see the Activities of Aeon Environmental Foundation from the site below.

The Awards for Biodiversity Outline of AEON Environmental Foundation 2021

Message from the Chairman

AEON Environmental Foundation was established based on AEON Basic Principles of “Pursuing peace, respecting humanity, and contributing to local communities, always with the customer’s point of view as its core,” and has celebrated its 30th anniversary. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who supported and cooperated with us.

Since our establishment, to address ever-changing global environmental issues we have been engaged in various activities, such as participating in the Rio Summit, collaborating with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),
supporting international frameworks such as SDGs education, and providing assistance and subsidies for environmental activities.

One of our flagship projects is AEON Forest Program. In cooperation with local volunteers around the world, we have planted a total of over 12.23 million trees in forests destroyed by logging and natural disasters to date. The tree-planting sites have been transformed into forests full of life, where greenery has regenerated and a variety of organisms thrive, and today, in addition to tree planting, the program has evolved into an activity to nurture and utilize trees.

Going forward, we will further evolve our activities and collaborate with various governments, schools, research institutes and other organizations to create AEON Satoyama with the aim of realizing a sustainable community. While keeping the satoyama as a treasure trove of biodiversity - a place for the local community to relax, for children to play, and for people to coexist with nature and foster local culture - we will also take on the challenge of creating a new satoyama based on the idea of a community circulation symbiosis zone that integrates multiple perspectives including environmental, economic and social perspectives.

Biodiversity issues, including global deforestation and global warming, are urgent environmental problems. We believe that thinking and acting together is the key to solving those problems. For those of us living today, it is our mission to pass on this one and only beautiful planet to the next generation. As a global citizen, our foundation will continue to actively promote environmental activities together with all our stakeholders .

ChairmanTakuya Okada

Takuya Okada